Question about 2000 Ford Windstar
Will "turn over" when jumped at starter, but won't catch. Won't start from ignition switch... just happened, no previous, related work done.
See if you have voltage to the small wire at the starter when key is turned to crank position.
no. back track to relay, fuses ignition switch...
Posted on Dec 29, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have a 2005 f150 fx4 have replaced battery every winter because when it gets cold the truck won't start, It is not the battery because dash lights, door chimes all work but truck won't even crank (dead). Ford insist that it is the battery.
Posted on Feb 02, 2011
Hello, What you are saying is the starter will turn if you jump the starter Relay. If you want to try this a second time, make sure the Ignition switch is in the RUN position. It should start.
Be sure to have the vehicle in Park. There are some Interlocks in the gearshift and Brake pedal that prevent when certain things happen. When your vehicle is in Park or Neutral, the power wire from the Ignition switch can make a connection to the wire that controls the starter Relay.
But first this wire has to get the okay from the Interlock switch, that the gearshift IS either in Park or Neutral. If this switch is bad or misaligned, the connection will not reach the starter Relay. You need to take off the small wire at the starter Relay and hook up a test light or meter. Then turn your Ignition key to START. The small wire should have power when the key is held in the start position.
If the small wire does not have power, then everything connected to that wire needs to be traced back to the Keyswitch. The cables or rods that move in the gearshift or steering column may be out of adjustment. Not too expensive to correct.
I hope my solution is very helpful to you.
Posted on Jul 21, 2011
This sound is the relay, Is the battery new if more than 1 and 1/2 yrs. you need to replace your battery.
Is your engine cranking when start, if not, the battery need to be replace.
Posted on Oct 01, 2011
Have you checked for 12 volts coming in going out of the the starter solenoid switch that is mounted passenger side fenderwell.
Posted on Jan 14, 2012
Testimonial: "No but that is logical; thanks! You can start the truck by 'jumping out' that same solenoid."
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